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Community Health Worker (CHW) - Maui

Pear Suite

Pear Suite

Remote
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023

About the Company

Pear Suite’s care navigation platform empowers staff to collect, visualize, understand, and act on social determinants of health data, enabling healthcare organizations to meet the social needs of their members and patients in a culturally sensitive, person-centered way. 


Reports to: Head of Community Health


Essential Functions

Community Health Worker will work with community members to assess and address health and social service needs and promote well-being. Community health worker will utilize a comprehensive assessment and a range of peer coaching strategies, including health education, motivational interviewing, support check-ins, and resource linking, to boost independence and health outcomes. Community health workers will engage with the community through in-person and virtual settings. Other duties may include community outreach and evaluation. 


Responsibilities

  • Participate in new team member orientation, as well as ongoing training

  • Clearly and efficiently follow provided processes and policies

  • Be prompt and thorough with scheduled engagements, follow-through, documentation, and tracking progress 

  • Use your discretion and keep conversation topics appropriate

  • Converse in a friendly and engaged manner and show empathy and discretion by building rapport and creating a positive and welcoming experience for community members

  • Have a good sense of community and available resources available to community members to access

  • Utilize community resources, social services, and partnerships to meet community members' needs.  

  • Able to communicate effectively by relaying questions and concerns to staff and promptly responding to team-wide communications

  • Have cultural humility, knowledge, and awareness of community cultures and values

  • Other duties as assigned


Requirements

  • Interest in serving community members of diverse backgrounds, cultures, ages, and abilities

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; comfortable communicating and engaging in person or by video conference and phone with staff, community members, family members, and community partners

  • Strong computer skills; ability to learn and operate web-based systems effectively (state-required programs)

  • Confidentiality when dealing with confidential matters or sensitive subjects by abiding by all HIPPA guidelines

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

  • Able to maintain professionalism and flexibility in times of change and improvement

  • Flexible schedule


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Access to a working computer

  • Reliable transportation for face-to-face outreach

  • Customer service and community healthcare experience a plus

  • English language skills required; other languages a plus


Nice to Have

  • Community Health Worker (CHW) certification 

  • Community health work experience

  • Experience working with underserved communities